Webinars

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Presenter: Christopher Wright , Dean Berkowitz , Jukes Liu , Lauren Mock , Keith T. Weber , Brandy Nisbet-Wilcox , Kenton Ross , Travis Toth

We evaluated the accuracy of National Weather Service (NWS) Fire Weather mixing height estimates over the western United States corresponding to smoke plume events from 2006-2020. We developed a toolbox for measuring smoke-related aerosol mixing...

Year: 2021
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Presenter: Joseph J. Charney , Tim Mathewson

A case study of particle dispersion modeling to assess ventilation adjective ratings in Colorado. The goal of this research is to improve smoke ventilation in support of prescribed fire and fuel reduction operations by deploying old and new methods...

Year: 2020
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Presenter: Dianna Sampson

A webinar delivered to the NWCG Smoke Committee by Dianna Sampson on 21 May 2020. The new fire reporting system, Interagency Fire Occurrence Reporting Modules (InFORM), is designed to modernize and streamline wildfire reporting by providing a single,...

Year: 2020
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Presenter: Caroline L. Noble

A presentation delivred to by Caroline Noble to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Smoke Committee (SmoC) in November 2020. The presentation focuses on the current features of the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS...

Year: 2020
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Presenter: Bret A. Anderson

This webinar to the NWCG Smoke Committee describes experimental tools developed for smoke management including higher resolution 7-day forecasts. Presented by Bret Anderson, who works for the National USDA Forest Service Air program and develops tools...

Year: 2020
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Presenter: Mehmet Talat Odman , Fernando Garcia Menendez
Publisher: Southern Fire Exchange

SIPFIS is the acronym for Southern Integrated Prescribed Fire Information System. SIPFIS merges prescribed fire and air quality data into a common analysis framework to create a unified prescribed fire and air quality database for the southern U.S....

Year: 2018
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Presenter: Kristen Benedict , Ronald Williams
Publisher: NWCG Smoke Committee

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Smoke Committee with assistance from The Nature Conservancy, held a webinar focused on the emerging world of low-cost air quality sensors. Air quality sensors are a rapidly expanding segment of the air...

Year: 2018
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Presenter: Kris Ray , Shelly Miller

Kris Ray from the Air Quality Program of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation presented his experience monitoring indoor air quality during the 2015 wildfire season, and Dr. Shelly Miller from the University of Colorado shared her...

Year: 2017
Presenter: Gary L. Achtemeier
Publisher: NWCG Smoke Committee

What is Superfog and how it forms on your burn site. How common is Superfog on burn sites. Superfog weather: What conditions allow superfog to leave your burn site and how far will it go. Superfog weather: Identifying conditions that turn a typical...

Year: 2017
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Presenter: Gary M. Curcio
Publisher: NWCG Smoke Committee

Obtaining and tracking key environmental variables. Reviewing operationally developed indexes (Turner Stability Index (TS), Atmospheric Dispersion Index (ADI), Low Visibility Occurrence Risk Index (LVORI). Superfog Matrix Smart Tool for NWS Weather...

Year: 2017
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Presenter: Matthew Fearon
Publisher: NWCG Smoke Committee

PB-Piedmont Web, Super-Fog Potential, and Estimated Smoldering Potential – moving science to a usable tool.

Year: 2017
Presenter: Peter Lahm , Mark A. Melvin , Mary Uhl
Publisher: Western Governors' Association

The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, Prescribed Fire: Smoke Management and Regulatory Challenges on Dec. 19, 2017 as part of the series for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative. Prescribed fire is a tool for land...

Year: 2017
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Presenter: Shawn P. Urbanski
Publisher: The Nature Conservancy

Shawn Urbanski, Research Scientist with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station presented the latest research in emission factors. Emission factors are a key component to estimating emissions of trace gases and particulates from fire....

Year: 2016
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Presenter: Roger D. Ottmar , Narasimhan K. Larkin
Publisher: The Nature Conservancy

This webinar will review the objectives and progress of the multi-agency Fire and Smoke Modeling Experiment (FASMEE) project. The primary objective of FASMEE is to gather observational data needed to evaluate and advance fire and smoke modeling...

Year: 2016
Publisher: University of British Columbia

A series of presentations in which experts explore the trade-offs between wildfire, prescribed fire, forest health, and public health in a one day public forum. This seminar event was hosted by the University of British Columbia on April 18th, 2016....

Year: 2016
Presenter: Kevin M. Robertson
Publisher: Southern Fire Exchange

A Southern Fire Exchange webinar hosted the National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Smoke Committee and presented by Kevin Robertson, Ph.D. of Tall Timbers Research Station. This 1-hour webinar discussed recent research by Dr. Robertson on...

Year: 2016
Publisher: FireSmoke Canada

The 2014 National Smoke Forum was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 10, 2014 in association with the Wildland Fire Canada conference. The Forum was an opportunity to discuss the importance of wildfire smoke, review the current technology and...

Year: 2016
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Publisher: US Forest Service

Describes the mission and methods of the US Forest Service's Air Resource Management Program. A six-part series that is also available in a single video.

Year: 2015
Presenter: Matthew Fearon , Robyn Heffernan
Publisher: Southern Fire Exchange

A Southern Fire Exchange webinar conducted in partnership with the NWCG Smoke Committee, NC State University, the Desert Research Institute, the National Weather Service, and Montgomery Community College. The webinar features researcher Matthew Fearon...

Year: 2015
Presenter: Peter Lahm
Publisher: US Forest Service, Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program

Narrated presentation describing the Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program and its capabilities.

Year: 2015
Publisher: National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

Thirteen minute video outlining the risks of smoke exposure to wildland fire personnel and ways to mitigate exposure.

Year: 2014
Presenter: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Publisher: National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

At the September 17th 2014 NWCG Executive Board meeting, three updates to the United States National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) were approved. 1) Incorporate the Growing Season Index (GSI) to compute live fuel moistures; 2) Incorporate the...

Year: 2014

The purpose of this workshop is to learn about and discuss various aspects of smoke management associated with wildland fire in the Southwestern United States. Wildland fire encompasses prescribed fire and wildfire. Topics include fire ecology and...

Year: 2014